Library Materials Will Be Checked In Quicker with Automated System
(July 1, 2015)
You might notice some changes at the Tigard Public Library in July, when the library will complete its installation of a new automated system to check in library materials. Library users will be able to return items directly to the machine, either inside or outside the library. Patrons may still also return items at the drive-up book drops.
The biggest change will be a walk-up area in the front of the building at the southeast end. The new system will be able to check in up to 1,200 items an hour, 24 hours a day. The City Council approved the system’s purchase in the 2014–15 budget, to check in and re-shelve items more quickly.
Tigard Library Patrons Donate More Than a Ton of Food During Annual Food for Fines Drive
(April 6, 2015)
Library users donated more than 3,400 pounds of food for needy families during the Tigard Library’s Food for Fines event last week, 600 pounds more than last year. In return, the Library waived more than $1,674.32 in fines. In 2014, the Library collected 2,800 pounds in food and waived $1,112.96 in fines. Read more...
Patrons Share Memorable Experiences at Tigard Library on Annual Library Survey
(March 31, 2015)
Tigard Library patrons gave the library high marks for customer service on its annual survey. More than 98 percent of the respondents rated the library’s customer service at the public service desks as “Excellent” or “Good,” the highest percentage that the library has ever received. The survey yielded 2,781 responses in February. Read more...
Library Self-checkout Machines Require Passwords
(January 16, 2015)
Library patrons now must use their passwords on the self-check machines. This change will improve library card security by preventing someone from using a lost or stolen card on the machines. Patrons will use the same password that they use to access their account online. If they have forgotten their password or wish to reset it, they can change it online on their account or ask at the Circulation or Welcome desks.